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Basket Case: Part 1

I have been waiting a long time to try out these next few projects and I can’t wait to share them with yous! First, I love owls and second, I love organizing everything. Combine these two loves together and you get this next crochet creation. I found this cute pattern on Pinterest and quickly pinned it to my “Crochet Pattern” board with the hopes of one day taking this project on. The day came, finally, when I decided to pull out my hook and give’er. If you have ever been to my house you will notice the neatly placed crochet blanket which is folded over the back of the couch. You will also notice that when you sit on this side of the couch the blanket tends to slide off the back of the couch. If you then happen to notice the burning look on my face you will promptly pick up the blanket you have just knocked over. Show some class people! I’m sorry, I am very particular about these things. Everything has its place, I can’t help it!! To fix this problem I thought I would make my very own crochet owl basket to store the blanket in the living room, problem solved. No more dirty looks from your’s truly when you knock it off the freakin’ couch…you know who you are!

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Here is the final product with the neatly stored blanket. For all my fellow hookers out there who are wanting to give this a try, you can find this pattern on Etsy.  The pattern is recommended for beginners and has great instructions. I used a light grey yarn and added the buttons. I think the only thing I would change for next time is using a thicker yarn so that it holds its shape a bit better.

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All in all I am very pleased with the final results. This project is perfect for adding extra storage to any room, whether it be the bathroom, living room, a kid’s room, etc. Plus who doesn’t love a cute owl?! It’s almost impossible not to fall in love. I sadly won’t be making these for my Etsy store (BBCraftlandia) but I will be adding the next basket case project that I will be sharing next week so stay tuned. Happy Crafting!!

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Lost Motivation…..

I hope everyone had a great Easter break filled with good company, food and lots of chocolate lovin! It’s always nice to take a break and spend time with the people who matter most. The hard part lies in trying to get back on track and into routine. I found it very challenging to stay motivated following this past time away from work. I don’t know if it was due to a chocolate overload or just the sheer enjoyment of not having to be ruled by my alarm clock. Either way I struggled to get moving and back on track. You wait so long for that greatly anticipated break and just like that it’s gone and you are left wishing you could do it all over again. I wanted to relish in those moments and stay there way past the expiration date. It left me lost and asking “what do I craft next”? I knew I needed to find some inspiration to snap me out of my funk. That’s when I found a great tutorial on how to make this beauty;

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I sometimes over think and try to make things more complicated then they need to be. It wasn’t until I stopped to smell the roses that it all came flooding in 😉 Once I did that I became re-inspired and motivated to get back on the crafting wagon and off the lazy Gus train. The sweet smell of spring in the air and new life blooming all around me refuelled my creative fire.

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It’s amazing what you can do when you just let things be and take in the nature around you. You don’t always need to go searching for the answers, sometimes they are there right in front of you. If you are having the same struggles these next few crafting tutorials may be the cure;

With my renewed energy the creativity is flowing and I can’t wait to share in the coming weeks. What motivates you?

*Stay tuned for next week, it’s bound to be a “hoot”. Also, new spring items on my Etsy store BBCraftlandia*